One of the first steps that is learned when one first started ballet was certainly the Plie. Plie is the exercise which even at the professional level is never omitted from the course.
What is a Plie?
Plié is a French term meaning to bend, or bending.
There are two principal pliés: A grand plié is a full knee bend (the knees should be bent until the thighs are horizontal) in which the heels always rise off the ground—except when a dancer is in second position—and a